Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kerala Cafe at GISFF

Much-acclaimed Malayalam anthology film Kerala Cafe (2009), directed by a team of ten directors (Lal Jose, Shaji Kailas, Anwar Rasheed, Shyamaprasad, B. Unnikrishnan, Revathy, Anjali Menon, M. Padmakumar, Shankar Ramakrishnan and Uday Ananthan) will be the major highlight of the first Guwahati International Short Film Festival (GISFF) to be held in May, Festival Director and National Award-winning film critic Utpal Borpujari said.

Besides Kerala Cafe, about 200 films from Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the United States and Australia apart from India will be screened during the festival. 12 short films will compete for the top award at the festival on 2 and 3 May at Assam State Museum Auditorium, Guwahati. Other sections include World Kaleidoscope, Indian Kaleidoscope and North-East Shorts.

The World Kaleidoscope section will see screening of award winning short films from Cannes International Festival. Besides, seven award winning short films from Spain will also be screened in the World Kaleidoscope section.

The jury, headed by eminent filmmaker Shyamaprasad, will judge the films in competition. The jury members include Assamese actor Adil Hussain, this year’s Aravindan Puraskaram winning director Nila Madhab Panda and internationally-acclaimed Manipuri filmmaker Haobam Paban Kumar.


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